Men’s College Basketball

Steve Pikiell raves about Rutgers’ progress, talks Akwasi Yeboah impact, Mamadou Doucoure’s health, Big Dance expectations and more | Part 1 of exclusive Q&A

Steve Pikiell’s Rutgers men’s basketball program took a hit last week with Eugene Omoruyi’s surprise transfer. But the Scarlet Knights feel they have a lot more going in their direction than not headed into Pikiell’s fourth season, and he wants to make sure people realize that. “We’re two workouts in with our guys. We’ve got …

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Rutgers’ Steve Pikiell on Eugene Omoruyi’s departure: ‘Some are good decisions, some aren’t so good’

Eugene Omoruyi took an official visit to Texas A&M on Wednesday, a week after he shocked the Rutgers men’s basketball program by placing his name in the NCAA transfer portal. Head coach Steve Pikiell knows the rising senior big man was in College Station, and that he’s expected to visit Oregon next. “I love Gene,” …

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1st suitor emerges for ex-Rutgers big man Eugene Omoruyi | Where is he visiting next?

Former Rutgers forward Eugene Omoruyi is in the midst of finding his new home, and his first known step in that journey came down south. The transfer candidate took a visit to Texas A&M on Tuesday, per his social media accounts. He posted a video of himself wearing an Aggies jersey inside the team’s locker …

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Steve Pikiell officially names new Rutgers hoops assistant (but he’s a familiar face)

Steve Hayn has had the job for two weeks, but Rutgers made things official on Tuesday. The school officially announced Hayn has been promoted to an assistant coach role after three seasons as a senior advisor to head coach Steve Pikiell. Hayn replaces Jay Young, who left Rutgers in March to become the head coach …

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Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany will retire early after Kevin Warren hire

Jim Delany’s departure from the Big Ten has been accelerated. The South Orange native will retire as Big Ten commissioner on Jan. 1, 2020, the conference announced on Tuesday during an introductory press conference for new commissioner Kevin Warren. Warren, the Minnesota Vikings’ chief operating officer, will start with the league on Sept. 16 of …

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Minnesota Vikings exec Kevin Warren is Big Ten’s next commissioner

Minnesota Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren will be named the Big Ten’s next commissioner. Warren’s hire was first reported by 670 The Score in Chicago. The Big Ten will hold a news conference Tuesday at its headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois, at 12 p.m. Eastern to announce Warren’s hire. He will be the first African-American …

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Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell reacts to stunning Eugene Omoruyi transfer news

Steve Pikiell’s latest recruiting trip apparently didn’t result in a commitment. The Rutgers men’s basketball coach, as first reported by NJ Advance Media, flew to Toronto to meet with Eugene Omoruyi hours after his star player announced his intentions to transfer in a stunning Instagram post. Shortly after meeting with Omoruyi, Pikiell offered a statement …

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